Ancient Models of Mind: Studies in Human and Divine Rationality

Ancient Models of Mind: Studies in Human and Divine Rationality

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Cambridge University Press, 11/11/2010
EAN 9780521113557, ISBN10: 0521113555

Hardcover, 260 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm
Language: English

How does God think? How, ideally, does a human mind function? Must a gap remain between these two paradigms of rationality? Such questions exercised the greatest ancient philosophers, including those featured in this book: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics and Plotinus. This volume encompasses a series of studies by leading scholars, revisiting key moments of ancient philosophy and highlighting the theme of human and divine rationality in both moral and cognitive psychology. It is a tribute to Professor A. A. Long, and reflects multiple themes of his own work.

1. Plato on aporia and self-knowledge Andrea Wilson Nightingale
2. Cross-examining happiness
reason and community in the Socratic dialogues of Plato Sara Ahbel-Rappe
3. Inspiration, recollection, and mimesis in Plato's Phaedrus Kathryn A. Morgan
4. Plato's Theaetetus as an ethical dialogue David Sedley
5. Divine contemplating mind Allan Silverman
6. Aristotle and the history of Skepticism Alan Code
7. Stoic selection
objects, actions, and agents Stephen White
8. Beauty and its relation to goodness in Stoicism Richard Bett
9. How dialectical was Stoic dialectic? Luca Castagnoli
10. Socrates speaks in Seneca, De vita beata 24-28 James Ker
11. Seneca's Platonism
the soul and its divine origin Gretchen Reydams-Schils
12. The status of the individual in Plotinus Kenneth Wolfe
A. A. Long
Publications 1963–2009
Index locorum
General index.